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How To – Part 10 (Blackberry Tip) How to Install or Upgrade to a New RIM BlackBerry Operating System (OS)

Research In Motion (RIM) is constantly developing and testing new software and applications for your BlackBerry.  Keeping up to date with the newest operating system (OS) software for your smartphone ensures that you have access to all the latest and greatest features and performance tweaks.

First of all, take a deep breath. Everything’s going to be just fine. 😉

What follows is a step-by-step guide on how to upgrade your BlackBerry’s OS.

1) Download New BlackBerry OS Software

2) Download and Install the Latest BlackBerry Desktop Manager Software

I’ll describe the process of removing the XML file in the tutorial, but I’m using a Windows 7 machine. Perhaps the process is different if you’re running Vista or XP? Read more…

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ERROR CODE Blackberry. The Meanings.

Have you ever wondered what all those error codes shown on your blackberry screen meant?

We get different error code messages and we can’t seem to understand what it means… From research and experience I bring to you a well detailed explanation to help streamline your troubleshooting skills..

Here below are the codes and meanings

ERROR CODE 1xx

101
Internal JVM Error

102
Invalid code in file system. The .cod files in the handheld have been checked for modification and it has been determined that there is a problem with one or more .cod files

103
The starting address for the boot .cod file cannot be found. This might mean that a boot .cod file has not been installed on the handheld, or that its format is invalid or corrupt.

104
An uncaught Java exception was thrown in the Java code and diagnosed by the JVM. Execution can be continued or the handheld can be attached to a debugger on a desktop through a serial or USB cable. The event log should contain the traceback of the thrown exception.

105
An OS file system API returned an error status for a certain operation. This can indicate a corrupt file system or an error in the JVM.

106
An error has been detected in the graphics system of the handheld.

107/108
Internal JVM error.

109
Internal OS error.

110
Non-idle event downtime error. A problem has been detected in the accumulation of JVM down time that represents how long the JVM has been idle. This indicates an error in either the OS code or the JVM code. Read more…

How To – Part 9 (Blackberry tips):- Blackberry Battery Saving Tips

Delete Apps You Won’t Use

Deleting apps is as simple as following the instructions below:

  • Click Options
  • Click Advanced Options
  • Click on Applications
  • Highlight the App you want to delete
  • Click Delete
  • The more apps you delete the less memory you’re app will use and even if only marginally it can help your battery life.

Charging

  • Charge BlackBerry® smartphone as much as possible
  • Use wall chargers as the preferred charging method Read more…

How To – Part 8 (Blackberry tips):- Change your BlackBerry auto signature

Are you one of those people that really don’t fancy seeing “Sent from my BlackBerry® smartphone from BIS Carrier” and the likes when you send a mail? Well I am. Here’s an easy fix to that:

1- Go to email settings(this can be found in the setup folder or your home screen depending on how you arranged your icons)

2- Bring up the menu and select edit on the desired email account
3- Scroll to signature and edit the contents (I usually replace with my full name and phone number)
4- Select Save and enter your email password when prompted and click ok
Note: If you have more than one email account configured on your device you would have to repeat the process for each of them.
Hope this was helpful?
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How To – Part 7 (Blackberry tips):- Wipe all data off your device

Ever been in that situation that your Blackberry® device slows down/hangs and boots up for long and you probably thinking what can i do to make this work… This could be one of those malfunction issues involved with the OS installed on the device therefore – A wipe might be just what you may need to get your device back working at full capacity ..

Disclaimer:- I’d advice you create a full backup before going for a wipe… cause this would erase your device settings, applications, contacts, bbm contacts etc.. please do not forget to create one before going through this steps…. Thanks Read more…

How To – Part 6 (Blackberry tips):- Wipe all data off your device

1. Start off by going to Options. Read more…

How To – Part 5 (Blackberry tips):- Write “LT” and “LD” in any text field to display the current time & date

The title says it all I guess.  To show the current time, type LT the hit the space bar.  To show the current date type LD then hit space.  It’s old trick out of the hat I had forgotten all about and was reminded of it earlier this morning.  It works on most blackberry smartphones. Read more…

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